TUNIS, 25 February 2021 – Tunisia’s majority political party, Ennahda, has called for nationwide street demonstrations beginning next February 27.
The goal of the protests is to “rptoect the Constitution and democracy of the country and to accelerate development and social reforms,” the Tunisian Islamic party said in a statement.
Organizers are leaders of the national youth office of Ennahda.
We are encouraging everyone, especially young Tunisians whose future is at risk, to join the protests, said Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Ennhadha and the president of Parliament.
Ghannouchi recently sent a lettr to Tunisian President Kaies Saied and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, calling for a metting of the country’s “three presidents” to break a stalemate at the helm of state.
Due to objection by President Kaies, a government reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Mechichi has not passed and new ministers cannot be sworn into office.